Mbeki nominated to return as an MP
27 January 2014, 11:50
Johannesburg - Former South Africa president Thabo Mbeki might return to Parliament as an MP if certain branches of the ANC in Gauteng have their way.
Mbeki’s name appeared on the province’s list of 200 candidates for the National Assembly, The Star reported.
The newspaper said the list was filled with names of people said to be President Jacob Zuma’s political rivals.
Gauteng also nominated Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to be an MP.
Members of Mbeki Cabinet – former public works minister Thoko Didiza and former provincial and local government minister Sydney Mufamadi - also made the list.
The ANC’s national list conference is due to start in Irene, south of Pretoria on Monday.